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Subject: Re: Tags for small fish (<2")
From: Harold Seelig <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Scientific forum on fish and fisheries <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 3 Mar 2010 09:52:57 -0500
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Floy tag (http://www.floytag.com/) makes external polyethylene and t-bar
tags for small fish.  They can also make custom tags to spec.  I would
consider giving them a call and to see what they can do.

On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 9:21 AM, Chris Stallings <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

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> Then I probably wouldn't suggest using elastomer.  The colors fade and the
> tag gets stretched into a series of somewhat indistinguishable dots as the
> fish grows (I assume it will grow considerably from 5cm to a
> commercially-harvestable size - whatever the species is).  Cold branding
> could work (it's fast, cheap, easy to see), but those tags will also also
> fade with time.  You could confirm tags retention but that will take time.
>  PIT tags are great but a little pricey and as the previous response
> suggested would require the fishermen (or fish buyers) to scan all
> individuals.  If you don't need to distinguish among individuals, some kind
> of fin ray clipping may work - rays will regenerate, but you may be able to
> tell clipped from non-clipped fish.  Not sure how this would work for
> juveniles through adult stages, though.
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> On 3/3/2010 9:10 AM, Jacob Kasper wrote:
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>> Could be as long as 5-7 years, but certainly no less than 2 years.
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>> On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 14:05, Chris Stallings<[log in to unmask]>
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>>> What is the anticipated or max time between tagging and capture in the
>>> fishery?  That will narrow the options.
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>>>> I am looking for a tag to use to mark juvenile fish (in the 1-2" range).
>>>> I
>>>> would like to mark these fish with an externally visible tag so that
>>>> when
>>>> they are caught in a commercial fishery the tag is visible to the
>>>> harvesters
>>>> and they can be returned to us. Can anyone recommend a useful tag for
>>>> this
>>>> purpose?
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>>>> Thank you
>>>> Jacob
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>>> --
>>> Christopher D. Stallings, Ph.D.
>>> Research Faculty
>>> Florida State University Coastal&  Marine Lab
>>> St. Teresa, FL 32358, USA
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>>> phone: 850.697.4103
>>> fax: 850.697.3822
>>> web: http://www.marinelab.fsu.edu/faculty/stallings.aspx
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> Christopher D. Stallings, Ph.D.
> Research Faculty
> Florida State University Coastal & Marine Lab
> St. Teresa, FL 32358, USA
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> phone: 850.697.4103
> fax: 850.697.3822
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Casey Seelig
Fish Ecology Lab
Virginia Commonwealth University
Department of Biology
1000 W. Cary St.
Richmond, VA 23284
804-827-0236

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